An Overview of Romans Part VII: Chapter Six

Death in Adam, Life in Christ Paul begins chapter six with a rhetorical question, and you need to pay attention to these, because they are key to understanding Paul’s train of thought; he’s anticipating objections to his argument. If you’re asking questions that Paul isn’t asking, you’re not tracking with him. If you aren’t even […]

An Overview of Romans Part VI: Chapter Five

Peace with God Notice how chapter five begins, with a “therefore”, meaning, because of what just came before, now this. Now what? Peace with God. What does peace look like? Is it peace to have a day of bliss and not know if the next day will not be the same? Of course not. Anyone […]

An Overview of Romans Part V: Chapter Four

Imputed Righteousness by Faith Romans 4 may be considered, or perhaps retitled “The Citadel of the Doctrine of Faith Alone” because this is where we discover the key and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther famously said that this doctrine is “the article upon which the Church stands or falls”. He was […]

An Overview of Romans Part II: Chapter One

Apostolic Authority The introduction of chapter one is filled with theological weight, the likes of which we won’t dive deeply into, rather in keeping with our principle for this study, are going to break it down in as meaningful and yet simple as we can. The Apostle is presenting his credentials as among those sent […]

An Overview of Romans Part I: Introduction

I’ve taken some time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Given the amount of free time I’ve unexpectedly had in the last few weeks, I thought this was an excellent time to begin this, which is an overview of the Book of Romans. This has originally been something I was […]